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Texas creating its own border patrol?

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - When former Gov. Rick Perry ordered a big reinforcement of security at the Mexico border in 2011, Texas bought six new gunboats that can fire 900 rounds a minute and clock highway speeds. But the boats, which cost $580,000 each, spent more time docked than patrolling the Rio Grande.

June 16, 2015 | | Nation

Police tout success in unique fight against drug epidemic

BOSTON (AP) - A police chief in a small New England city combating its drug epidemic through a unique program that allows drug users to turn over their drugs and get immediate treatment said Tuesday that there's been a strong early response.

June 16, 2015 | | Nation

US births up after years of decline

NEW YORK (AP) - It appears the baby recession really is over: Preliminary figures show U.S. births were up last year for the first time in seven years.

June 16, 2015 | | Nation

Head Start may expand to full day

CHICAGO (AP) - President Barack Obama's health secretary announced proposed regulations Tuesday for Head Start that would expand the 50-year-old early-learning program to a full school day and a full school year to better prepare children for kindergarten.

June 16, 2015 | | Nation

South Bend mayor comes out as gay

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg came out as gay Tuesday, declaring in a lengthy and personal newspaper editorial that it took him years to accept that his sexuality is just "part of who I am."

June 16, 2015 | | Nation

Crews battling wildfires on high alert

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two wildfires burning north and south of Anchorage stretched Alaska firefighting resources Tuesday as crews scrambled to protect rural homes and cabins.

June 16, 2015 | | Nation

DA: Cadet traded videos showing boys forced into sex

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A cadet in his last year at West Point collected and traded photos and videos of boys being forced into sexual acts, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.

June 16, 2015 | | Nation

NAACP quits amid furor over racial identity

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Rachel Dolezal resigned as president of the NAACP's Spokane chapter Monday just days after her parents said she is a white woman posing as black - a dizzyingly swift fall for an activist credited with injecting remarkable new energy into the civil rights organization.

June 15, 2015 | | Nation

Workers can be fired for using pot off-duty

DENVER (AP) - Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.

June 15, 2015 | | Nation

Sikh college student wins battle with US Army over hair, turban

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A Sikh college student from New York said Monday he is excited about a federal court decision that will permit him to enroll in the U.S. Army's Reserve Officer Training Corps without shaving his beard, cutting his hair, or removing his turban.

June 15, 2015 | | Nation

Armed civilian shot near gate at Arkansas Air Force base

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Guards shot and critically wounded a civilian outside a sprawling Air Force base in Arkansas on Monday after the man drove his SUV over a curb near the main gate, crashed through a sign and got out of the vehicle holding a rifle, the base commander said.

June 15, 2015 | | Nation privacy concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) - A government data warehouse that stores personal information on millions of customers is raising privacy concerns at a time when major breaches have become distressingly common.

June 15, 2015 | | Nation

2 teens are severely injured in shark attacks

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (AP) - Two teenagers were seriously injured in two separate shark attacks in the same North Carolina town on Sunday, terrifying beach goers and prompting one shocked witness to compare the scene to the movie "Jaws."

June 14, 2015 | | Nation

ER returns: Lack of follow-up care

WASHINGTON (AP) - No one wants to make a repeat visit to the emergency room for the same complaint, but new research suggests it's more common than previously thought and surprisingly, people frequently wind up at a different ER the second time around.

June 14, 2015 | | Nation

Sniper kills Dallas police HQ shooter

DALLAS (AP) - The man linked to a violent assault on Dallas police headquarters was accused two years earlier of choking his mother, then fleeing to an East Texas town where schools were locked down out of fear he would attack them as "soft targets," according to accounts from police and family members.

June 14, 2015 | | Nation

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Teen cleared of drugging officer wants an apology

CLEARFIELD, Utah (AP) - A Utah man who was cleared Tuesday after being arrested two months earlier on accusations he a drugged a police officer's ...

October 11, 2016 | | Nation

North Carolina braces for more flooding in downstream towns

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A state trooper shot and killed an armed man during a search for flood victims in a tense and dispirited North ...

October 11, 2016 | | Nation

Measure taxes wealthy to support public education

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California is a state that both mints millionaires and relies heavily on taxing them to fund its education and provide basic state ...

October 10, 2016 | | Nation

Ginsburg: Anthem protest ‘dumb and disrespectful’

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has called the protests of football players who decline to stand for the national anthem "dumb and ...

October 10, 2016 | | Nation

Giving up on Trump? Ryan focusing on saving majority

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan, the nation's top elected Republican, effectively abandoned Donald Trump Monday, telling anxious fellow lawmakers he will not campaign ...

October 10, 2016 | | Nation

Trump puts Clinton sex abuse claims at center of campaign

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) - Donald Trump on Monday put the claim that Bill Clinton was a sexual predator whose wife attacked the victims at the center ...

October 10, 2016 | | Nation

Trump, before debate, appears with Bill Clinton’s accusers

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Donald Trump, on the defensive since a video came out depicting him using vulgar language about women and seeming to condone sexual ...

October 09, 2016 | | Nation

Debate: Accusations & insults

ST. LOUIS (AP) - In a bitter debate filled with accusation and insult, Hillary Clinton declared that Donald Trump's vulgar comments about women reveal "exactly ...

October 09, 2016 | | Nation

A high-steak game for restaurant

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan steakhouse got more sizzle than it bargained for out of a college football promotion.

October 09, 2016 | | Nation

Rescues, worry after Matthew inundates North Carolina

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - When Hurricane Matthew dumped torrential rains on North Carolina, thousands of people found themselves suddenly trapped in homes and cars. Rescuers ...

October 09, 2016 | | Nation

Five teens killed in crash were high school juniors

WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) - A man driving the wrong way on an interstate highway in Vermont spawned several crashes that left five teenagers dead, an unknown ...

October 09, 2016 | | Nation

Despite boomer appeal, Desert Trip is nothing like Woodstock

INDIO, Calif. (AP) - The Desert Trip festival may appeal to the Woodstock crowd, and the Who and Neil Young were on both bills, but the ...

October 09, 2016 | | Nation

Barely half of illegal crossers caught

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Immigration authorities caught just over half of the people who illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico last year, according to a ...

October 06, 2016 | | Nation

Theranos closing labs, laying off 340 workers

PALO ALTO (AP) - Embattled blood testing company Theranos says it will shut down its clinical labs and wellness centers and lay off more than 40 ...

October 06, 2016 | | Nation

‘A monster’: Deadly Hurricane Matthew closes in on Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Hurricane Matthew pelted Florida with heavy rains as the deadly storm steamed ever closer to the coast with potentially catastrophic winds ...

October 06, 2016 | | Nation

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